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    Immigration Reform: Stuck in First Gear?

    Tom Barry, May 27, 2009. http://borderlinesblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/enforcement-first-immigration-reform.html

    CUNY program plumbs for elites among immigrants

    "Sonawane is getting a first-rate education, same as any pedigreed New Yorker, but without the Ivy League price tag. She is among 1,200 scholars who attend for free the Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York, the nation's...

    ACLU files suit challenging detention without hearing

    "The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a class action lawsuit on May 27, 2009, charging that the government is violating the law by incarcerating people for prolonged periods of time, sometimes for years, while they...

    Paying taxes comes back to bite immigrants

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) "Immigrant advocates say they've seen nothing like it before or since: A prosecutor looking for illegal immigrants seized thousands of confidential tax records from an income tax preparer popular with Hispanics in this northern...

    U.S., Cuba agree to resume migration talks

    "The United States and Cuba have agreed to resume direct talks on migration, last held in 2003, and open discussions on establishing direct mail service between the two countries, a U.S. official said on Sunday." Reuters, May 31, 2009. http...

    E-Verify in Colorado

    "Colorado employers are increasingly trying to weed out illegal workers. The latest data show the number voluntarily using the national electronic system for verifying immigration status has more than doubled in two years ? from 2,065 in May 2007...

    E-Verify in Texas

    "What do Continental Airlines, the Houston Ballet, the city of Dallas and Sen. John Cornyn all have in common? They all use the federal government?s E-Verify program to check if their employees are authorized to work in the U.S. legally." Houston...

    Portable Work Permits, Bilateral Agreements

    "To succeed new temporary work visas must 1) be sufficiently free of bureaucracy to be usable by employers and employees, 2) address concerns about possible exploitation, and 3) be of sufficient number to reduce illegal immigration. The best approach...

    Thumbs-Down on Immigration Commission

    "U.S. employers should oppose any immigration legislation that includes a commission to regulate the future flow of high and low-skilled foreign workers. Such a commission is likely to harm U.S. competitiveness, push more work outside the United...

    2009 is the Time for Immigration Reform

    "It's a broad group with the same goal. Community, faith, labor and business leaders gather in Chicago today to kick off the "Reform Immigration for America Campaign," a national effort to build momentum for comprehensive immigration...

    A Town Fights to Save an Oasis of Baguettes

    "[A] telephone?s ring interrupted Mr. Ounis?s daily ritual of baking before daylight. It was Ms. Daeron, in tears, calling from Paris to say her application to renew her E-2 investor visa ? for foreign investors and business owners ? had been denied...

    Immigrant-rights activists rally nationwide

    "Today?s rally is one of dozens being held around the country. The Campaign to Reform Immigration for America is part of a united national effort that includes organizations representing labor, faith, education, business and the community at large...

    Groups to push for immigration reform

    "Advocacy groups from South Florida and across the nation seeking immigration reform will descend on Washington D.C. later this week, holding President Barack Obama to his promise to address the issue during his first year in office." Miami...

    Detained Asylum-Seekers Find It Harder to Win Release

    "For more than a decade, arriving asylum-seekers have faced the possibility that they will be detained while immigration authorities oppose their admission, under stricter laws passed in 1996. But a new study by the international advocacy group Human...

    Money Sent Home by Mexican Workers in U.S. Falls Sharply

    "The amount of money sent home in April by Mexicans working in the United States fell by almost one-fifth compared with a year earlier, the central bank said Monday, marking the largest decline since the authorities began keeping track of such transfers...

    More detention beds

    "Dora Schriro, the new DHS special advisor on detention, isn?t talking fiscal responsibility. Rather, she told the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, that more money is needed for detention. Neither party is objecting...

    The Anti-Immigration Arguments of NumbersUSA Don?t Add Up

    "According to the anti-immigration group NumbersUSA, immigration to the United States is all about arithmetic: immigration increases the U.S. population, and more people presumably means more pollution, more urban sprawl, more competition for jobs...

    Dangerous Merger

    Why pouring billions of dollars into CAP, 287(g), and Secure Communities subverts the criminal justice system, erodes due process, and makes us less safe; Immigrant Justice Network, June 2009. http://www.ilrc.org/immigrantjusticenetwork/HandoutFinal5...

    Detention Retention

    "President Obama has tried to split the difference between comprehensive immigration-reform advocates and law- and-order types. But for immigrants in detention, not much has changed since the Bush era." American Prospect, June 2, 2009. http...

    Polling: Americans ready for CIR

    "[L]awmakers on Capitol Hill, particularly in the House, are wary of confronting the immigration issue. Both Republican and Democratic moderates fear they will be skewered by voters if they support proposals to legalize illegal workers. Recent interviews...

    Flagstaff says no to ICE office

    "Federal immigration agents won't be renting an office from the city when they set up shop in Flagstaff soon." Arizona Daily Sun, June 3, 2009. http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/295538

    Bill Proposes Immigration Rights for Gay Couples

    "Mr. Leahy has offered a bill that would allow American citizens and legal immigrants to seek residency in the United States for their same-sex partners, just as spouses now petition for foreign-born husbands and wives." New York Times, June...

    Congress poised for immigration reform, advocates say

    "Lopez said three bills currently are circulating Congress that provide elements of comprehensive reform, including an AgJOBS bill that backers say could help farms meet their current and future labor needs. Key elements of reform, he said, include...

    Bread for the City Launches Asylum Medical Clinic

    "D.C.-area community services agency Bread for the City recently launched an after-hours medical clinic to assist asylum-seekers in obtaining vital medical evaluations to support their asylum claims." David Bennion, June 2, 2009. http://immigration...

    The Three Pillars of ICE

    Tom Barry, June 3, 2009. http://borderlinesblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/three-pillars-of-securing-communities.html